Photo: Jim Scarff
On May 22, five northern right whale dolphins were discovered, stranded on Santa Rosa Island, 35 miles southwest of Santa Barbara. Dr. Frances Gulland, from The Marine Mammal Center, worked in conjunction with NOAA to lead a team of scientists to perform necropsy's on three of the carcasses to try to determine cause of death. It may be months before the team will know what caused these dolphins to strand in this unusual mortality event. You can read more about this at this link.
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